Health Information Technology

We use health information technology (HIT) to make medical care safer and to find innovative ways to improve quality of care. Through the creation of electronic networks spanning multiple institutions, and using information technology to improve communication about medications, we can save lives. Our research studies the application of geographic information systems, electronic medical records, and patient-facing devices and technologies.  We are examining how we can use HIT to understand population health, conduct genome wide association studies using electronic phenotypes, improve care for chronic disease and acute conditions, identify patients who need outreach and case management, and eliminate disparities in preventive and chronic disease care.